Articles in February 2008
âIâve had loads of fun hosting it,â says Rosemary, âI want to thank all of the performers who have made this night special over the years as well as all the members of the audience who were always great.However, the end of an era is not always sad as it marks the beginning of another on...
Taylor Mali leads a team of New York slam champions live from Manhattan screened instantaneously in the UK where a team of UK slam champions attempt to show the world who has the greatest poetic performers.
@ Science Oxford, 1-5 London Place, East Oxford 8th March 2008 8pm GMT for more information email events@hammerandton...
THE UGLY TREE poetry magazineâs latest issue, just launched, has a host of poets and their work. Thereâs an interview with, and poetry from, Gerry Potter (aka Chloe Poems) plus: Tony Walsh, Hannah Kate, Caroline England, Dave Hall, Vincent Berquez, Dermot Glennon, Kate Noakes, Matt Doran, Sarah L. Dixon, John G. Hall, Todd Swift & Geoff Stevens.
To order a copy: www.mucusart.co.uk/theuglytree.htm <http://www.mucusart.co.uk/theuglytree.htm> or visit Cornerhouse bookshop on Oxford St in Manches...
Workshop 1: Sat 23rd Feb and last Saturday each month
12 to 3pm
Run by award-winning writer Alison Chisholm. In February we will focus on characters so come along if youâve ever wondered how to create realistic characters and give them a voice.
No experience necessary
For more information call Sefton Arts Development on 07792258413
Or email: Kate.Gorst@leisure.sefton.gov.uk
Or just come along on the day!
Yes even more chances to win some dosh!
Pulsar, Year 2007/2008, Poetry Competition | Closing Date: 30-Apr-08
poems of up to 40 lines. Open to everyone over 16 years of age. Final
Adjudicator: David Pike. First prize Â£125, second prize Â£75, third
Entry Fee: Â£2.50 for the first poem, subsequent poems Â£1.50 each
Contact: Poetry Competition Administrator, Pulsar Poetry Magazine, 34 Lineacre, GragePark, Swindon, Wiltshire SN5 6DA
Website: www.pulsarpoetry.comTorbay Open Po...
Zingedy! Dingedy! Bingedy! Bong! Limericks, rhymes, poems and songs. Awarding winning poet and performer HelÃªnâs much anticipated collection for 7-11 year olds, "We are Poets!" is available now. With illustrations by Paul Neads.
The We Are Poets! anthology features a selection of childrenâs poems ranging from the floor filling anthemic action poem: 'Everybody Everywhere Stomp Your Feet!' to the calming chill-out poetry of 'Memory Beach'. The book showcases a variety of poetic...
He is now picking up even more prestigious gigs on top of invitations to Warsaw and Cheltenham Literature Festival.
Tonyâs talent is at last being recognised, although Lady Luck did play a part on Friday.
Arriving late as a spectator, having been to...
Women Wanted â DJ's, Comediennes, Banner Makers, Poets, Actors etc.
If you want to be involved then please contact the relevant co-ordinators for each of the events
Any womenâs groups, organisations and individuals are welcome to get involved; a commitment to furthering âpeace and empowerment of womenâ is requested.
IWD 08 Art Exhibition
Venue: The Egg CafÃ©, off Bold Street/Renshaw Street, Liverpool
In this age of the DVD, computer games and ipods, it's good to know that at least some of the latest generation are still interested in writing poetry. For instance, Niamh Foley from the Wirral (pictured), is not only interested in poetry but has already won a prize and is determined to make poetry an important part of her life.
Well done Niamh! And donât forget, in only nine years weâll be seeing you at one of our poetry events when youâll be so goodâ¦.well the mind bogglesâ...
This year's Imagine Festival is a feast of words, laughter, jokes and games especially for children. Featuring storytelling, fiction, poetry, stand-up comedy and music, the festival features top children's authors and performers. The fun tak...
After months of hard work the Festival Team is proud (and pretty excited!) to announce this year's lineup. From the godfather of hip-hop poetry Saul Williams (pictured) to cult indie musician and writer Edward Larrikin and spoken word duo dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip; from novelists Joshua Ferris and Joe Dunthorne to comedians Josie Long and Richard Herring. We hope there's something wordy for everyone!
The festival runs from 20 February - 14 March 2008 and for full details see http://www.london...
Here are links for 6 competitions - good luck!
Norwich Writers' Circle 2008 Open Poetry Competition
John Coleridge, Mary Ingate, Doris Corti
Ver Poets Open Competition 2008
Ware Poets Open Poetry Competition
Click here for details - pdf
Little Bird Magazine is looking for submissions: No poem is too short but anything over 50 or so lines is quite long enough. We'd like to print poems that fulfil any of the following: Lively, Amusing, Rhythmical, Use local dialect, Are about Liverpool in some way, Make interesting use of rhyme. Here are a few themes which reflect our content: Liverpool. Literature, Art, Theatre, Music, Architecture, Pigeons, Obsession, Frustration, Creativity, Little birds. We are happy to receive ...
This is the poet Dominic Berry's (pictured) directorial debut; we've got 20 of Manchester's best poets (including Jackie Hagan, Lisa B, Freed Up's Steve O and Contact's At Home artist the fantastic Fergus) who have been working really hard since December to create an honest and original exciting modern piece.
Big Love Potion
from Monkfish Productions
Thursday 7th February starting at 8.00pm
We have been working hard all weekend to bring you a dark new multi-media spoken word cabaret event. I have seen the rehearsal, I have watched the performers, I have even written a piece myself and itâs going to be fantastic... One hour of Big Love... DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT......
It will feature brand new work from both professional (e.g. Ross Sutherland ...
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Finding Your Voice presents STAND AND DELIVER
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th April 2008
This weekend workshop has been developed for songwriters and singers of all abilities. Whether you're a seasoned professional or an absolute beginner you'll find your creative confidence...
Thatâs according to Jeremy Myerson, Prof of Design Studies at The Royal College of Art.
Tonyâs 20-minute poem, Zeroes and Ones, was declared the highlight of the WorkTech, the annual workplace, technology and innovation conference at The British Library, by some of the 400 delegates:
ââ¦performance of Zeroes and Ones. It was quite an extraordinary experience and undoubtedly the most memorable event of an excellent conference.â
Joanna Bawa, Editor, Usability News
"Very, very clever" John De...
Last month's poem of the month writer, Cath Nichols, has chosen this month's poem. Cath says,"Catherine Smithâs poem starts in a recognizable place (the religious door-to-door salesman) but then morphs off elsewhere. It encourages empathy but also surprises. I like that the religious type is not a Jehovahâs Witness, heâs âPresbyterianâ, and that the woman trapped on her doorstep visualizes her soul as a tatty mongrel dog that sheâs happy to lose. This is so distinctly âotherâ...